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Advocacy Grants & Partnerships Manager

Employer
CANCER RESEARCH UK
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
27 Oct 2021

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Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
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Advocacy Grants & Partnerships Manager

Location: Stratford 1-2 days per week

Salary: Circa £40,000

Hours: Full-time (will consider 4 days per week)

Flexible working

We will be shortlisting as we receive applications. We therefore encourage early applications to avoid disappointment.

As part of this application, you'll be asked to answer some application questions about your experience. You'll also be asked to complete a work history section in addition to uploading your CV. Please follow the guidance when you apply online.

We're looking for a personable individual to join our Policy & Implementation Research team.

In this important role, you will be key to ensuring our advocacy funding programme delivers tangible impact. You will manage the Advocacy Grant applications that are received within the Policy, Information and Communication (PIC) Directorate, providing assurance that they are delivering against our policy priorities. You will also identify and build relationships with new advocacy parties securing opportunities that further CRUK's policy aims. ,

You will be a fantastic relationship-builder, with an eye for detail, who can facilitate and harness conversations around policy objectives. You'll have considerable experience of engaging with complex networks and communities at all levels, and you'll be comfortable working independently and driving your own area of work. Ideally, you'll also have a passion for our cause.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Develop a strategy for advocacy through consortia in collaboration with colleagues to support policy influencing objectives in prevention, diagnosis and treatment
  • Manage the advocacy grant scheme's funding cycle ensuring it complies with CRUK's legal, research and operational standards
  • Support grant-holders through the grant application and award process ensuring strong proposals
  • Set-up and manage relationships with expert external reviewers creating a robust governance framework
  • Maintain an accurate budget for the advocacy scheme ensuring financial commitments and renewal dates are fed into forecasting activities
  • Review the performance of advocacy consortia on a regular basis providing assurance that they are delivering against agreed plans
  • Evaluate the advocacy scheme's contribution to policy influencing objectives making recommendations on how impact can be improved
  • Liaise with leaders of other internal (R&I and Global) grant schemes to build synergy and share best practice
  • Build relationships with the external advocacy community to exchange influencing ideas and practice and to identify opportunities that further CRUK's policy aims
  • Advise colleagues on how to form and maximise the impact of advocacy consortia in different policy domains.

Minimum Criteria:
  • Experience of managing grant-funding processes within either the voluntary, health or research sectors
  • Understanding of how advocacy activities result in changes to health policy
  • Strong organisational skills supported by knowledge of project management techniques
  • Significant experience of building relationships and engaging with complex networks and communities, at all levels of seniority
  • Experience of developing strategy within your area by understanding what the organisation's strategy means for you and your role
  • Knowledge of the methods that can be used to assess strategic impact
  • Ability to be effective in a complex matrix environment, managing multiple relationships with differing priorities
  • Strong interpersonal skills with a focus on collaboration and knowledge sharing

For full details of the role and to view our benefits, please see our Candidate Pack

What will I gain?

Without you we wouldn't be able to achieve our aim of seeing 3 in 4 people survive cancer by 2034. So, we want to reward you in as many ways as possible. Our benefits package includes discounts on anything from travel to technology, generous holiday allowance, gym membership, childcare vouchers and much more. We want to ensure that you have the best work/life balance possible, so we actively encourage a flexible working culture for all of our roles wherever possible. Depending on your role, options for flexibility could include homeworking, reduced or flexi-hours, job shares, job splits, and core hours. For the majority of our office-based roles you'll only be required to work from a specific location for 1 or 2 days a week on average. You'll also be able to access a wide range of learning and development opportunities. And ultimately, you'll know that you'll be changing lives through your work.

If you're as ambitious as we are, join our collective force and enjoy an excellent career, as we save lives and add years.

Together, we will beat cancer.
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